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Name: Frances Pilling

Burial Number: 1528

Gender: Female

Occupation: Music Teacher;

Distinction: Music Teacher

Born: 00/06/1853

Died: 19/02/1932

Buried: 23/02/1932


Frances’ maiden name was Mullens. Her parents were Richard Mullens, an attorney and solicitor, and his first wife, Anne. Frances became a music teacher. In 1881 at the age of 27 she was on the staff of a boarding school under the headship of Elizabeth Ann Blyth in Easing wold, Yorkshire, one of 5 teachers . There were 10 pupils between the ages of 11 and 17. By 1891 she was teaching in a much larger school –

Milton Mount College, in Gravesend, Kent -whose headmistress was Ethel Mary Conder with a staff of 11 teachers, 3 student teachers and 153 pupils. Milton Mount had been founded in 1871 by Rev, William Guest for the education  of the daughters of Congregational ministers.


Frances married William Pilling, of private means, almost 20 years older than herself, on 4  September 1897 at Haringey, London.

By 1901 they were living in Heene Road, Worthing, close to the Parish Rooms. They had no children. William died  in 1915 and when Frances died in 1932 her address was 10, Cumberland-road, Kew, Surrey. She left £5953 6s 2d.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 4 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): fruit.dress.mats

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Responsibility for cutting the grass and keeping tidy


In memory of my beloved husband William Pilling died June 8th 1915 aged 80 years "In Christ shall all be made alive" And of his widow Frances Mary Pilling died February 19th 1932 aged 78 years

Further Information


Name: Frances Mary Pilling

Gender: Female

Born: 00/06/1853

Town: Clerkenwell

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Mullens

Marriage Date: 4/9/1897

Spouse First Name: William

Spouse Last Name: Pilling

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 19/02/1932

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 10

Address line 3: Cumberland Road

Town: Unknown

County: Surrey

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £5953 6 s 2 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Charlton Villa, St Mary’s Islington, London

Richard Mullens, 48, head, attorney and solicitor;  Rebekah Mullens, 37, wife;  Richard Mullens, 18,son;  Ann R Mullens, 17, daughter; Amelia L Mullens, 15, daughter, scholar;  Frances M Mullens, 7, daughter, scholar; Frederick ? W Mullens, 7 months;

plus 2 servants


Palmers ? Grove, Bromley, Kent

Samuel Mullens, 52, head, solicitor; Louisa Mullens. 52, sister; Frances M Mullens, 17, niece; Edith A Mullens, 8, niece, scholar;

plus 1 servant


Long Street, Easingwold, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Ann Blyth, 43, head, Mistress of Boarding School; Elise Koch, 38, partner, Teacher of Languages; Rebecca N Blyth, 10, niece, scholar; Elizabeth Huller?, 56, visitor, annuitant; FrancesM Mullens, 27, boarder, Music Teacher;  Hermine Moesle? ,21, boarder, Kindergarten Teacher; Agnes Stevenson, 17, boarder, scholar; Alice M Earle, 16, boarder, scholar; Annie L Earle, 15, boarder, scholsr; Augusta Daniel. 16, boarder, scholar; Ellen Huller, 15, boarder, scholar; Eliza J Batty, 15, boarder, scholar; Rose Ann Batty, 13, boarder, scholar; Helene Jürgenson, 14, boarder, scholar; Mary Jürgenson, 11, boarder, scholar; Ada M Weddell, 14, boarder;

Plus 3 servants


Milton Mount College, Gravesend, Kent

Conder, Ethel Mary, 31, head mistress, Teacher (Classics); Normanton, Maria Ellen, 30, assistant mistress, Teacher (Music); Godfrey, Annie Maria, 30, assistant mistress, Teacher, (Arithmetic); Hilling, Maria Ellen, 38, assistant mistress, Teacher (Classics and Mathematics); Mullens, Frances Mary, 37, assistant mistress, Teacher (Music); Young, Sophie Margaret, 29, assistant mistress, Teacher (Natural Science); Macey, Annie Frances, 34, assistant mistress, Teacher (Drawing); Conyer, Alice, 27, assistant mistress, Teacher (English); Martin , Madeline, 25, Assistant mistress, Teacher (French); Owens, Elizabeth Jane, assistant mistress, Teacher (Mathematics); Wolstonholme, Roberta Jane, assistant mistress, Teacher (English); Oliver, Lizzie Hodgson, 35, assistant mistress, Teacher (English); Lloyd, Kate Mary, 17, student teacher; Enyon, Kate Theodora, 17, student; Sturt, Emilia Treherne, 17, student

Plus 153 pupils (girls)


William Pilling, 66, head, Living on own means; Frances Mary Pilling, 47, wife, living on own means; Louisa Mullens, 72, visitor, living on own means;

plus 2 servants


Rosaris?, Heene Road, Worthing

William Pilling, 76, head, private means; Frances Mary Pilling, 57, wife;

plus 2 servants

Miscellaneous Information

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